Saturday, April 4, 2015

Save the date: September 5 for National Book Festival

Plan on staying in town Saturday, September 5 to attend the National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center.

On March 24, the festival planners announced the pavilions and authors.   In the Children's Pavilion will be Mac Barnett, Cece Bell, Jenny Han, William Joyce, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gary Paulsen, Lynn Rae Perkins, Trevor Pryce, and Jon Scieszka.   Teens will be treated to Kwame Alexander, Libba Bray, Michael Buckley, Phillip Hoose, Cynthia Levinson, Sonia Manzano, Shelia P. Moses, Rachel Renee Russell, Laura Amy Schlitz, Sabaa Tahir, Meg Wolitzer, and winners of the reading and writing contests A Book That Shaped Me and Letters About Literature.

The 2015 event marks the 15th anniversary of this literary festival and the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress's acquisition of Thomas Jefferson's personal library.

Follow National Book Festival news looking for #NatBookFest15 on various social media platforms.

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